Deputy U.S. Marshal J. Walter Casey

Deputy U.S. Marshal J. Walter Casey

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, July 16, 1923

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J. Walter Casey

Deputy Marshal Walter Casey was shot and killed in Harrison, Arkansas, by an escaped prisoner he had recaptured. As he walked the prisoner back into the jail the man grabbed his .38 caliber service revolver and fatally shot him.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. On February 1, 1924, he escaped from the Arkansas Penitentiary along with two other death row inmates. Four days later he was shot and killed by possemen near Little Rock.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Arkansas
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 16, 2020

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